Lavrov announced a meeting on Syria

Sergei Lavrov

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that following the meeting on Syria will be held in Astana on 10 July. On Monday, June 19, RIA Novosti reported.

“The next meeting will be held in Astana on 10 July that it will participate and the special representative of the Secretary-General Staffan de Mistura. It was at this meeting the parties agreed to complete the harmonization of the specific parameters of the modalities of ensuring of the regime that should exist in the areas of de-escalation and their perimeter,” said Lavrov at a press conference following the meeting of foreign Ministers of BRICS countries held in Beijing.

4 may in Astana, the guarantor countries —Russia, Turkey and Iran signed a Memorandum on the establishment of security zones in Syria. According to the document, four such zones (in Idlib province, to the North of the city of HOMS, Eastern ghouta and in the South) fighting between government forces and the opposition must be stopped from 6 may for six months with subsequent extension.